Australian Border Force (ABF), Australian Defence Force (ADF) and Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) officers have carried out a joint patrol of Australia’s east coast to detect and deter civil maritime security threats.
A campaign to combat illegal foreign fishing in Australian waters and the Pacific has resulted in fewer unauthorised vessels.
South East Trawl (SET) vessels will have to record their activity using electronic logbooks (e-logs) from 1 May.
A seafood company has become the first in the world to gain sustainability certification for its Southern Rock Lobster in Australia.
13 potential breaches of fishing laws in the Western Pacific Ocean have been identified in an 11-day operation which saw six foreign fishing vessels undergo investigation.
Indonesia and Australia have come together to discuss strengthening global fisheries management and improving compliance measures against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.
A Vietnamese fishing vessel has been apprehended off the coast of Cairn after suspicions of illegally fishing in Australian waters.
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is currently developing a Protected Species Strategy for Seabirds.
A joint operation by the Australian Border Force (ABF) and the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) has seen the retrieval of a significant abandoned fishing net from Australia’s northern waters.
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority's (AFMA) National Surveillance and Response Section has celebrated ten years of delivering specialist fisheries advice to support investigations into cases of illegal fishing.
Australia has engaged with international partners to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing under Operation Nasse, a multilateral maritime surveillance operation involving France, New Zealand and the USA.
Commercial fishing company, Austral Fisheries has attained carbon neutral certification, the first seafood business in the world to do so.
The master of the foreign fishing vessel, Nurlaelah was convicted on Friday 13 November 2015 for illegally fishing in Australian waters around Ashmore Island.
Foreign fishers apprehended for illegally fishing inside the Australian Fishing Zone (AFZ) last month have been found guilty at a recent hearing in Darwin.
On 1 November, AFMA began ‘Operation VMS Crackdown’ to target Commonwealth fisheries operators that are not complying with the requirement to have a VMS operating at all times.
At the beginning of November, the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) adopted a conservation measure to establish marine protected areas in the Southern Ocean.
Under the Australian Government’s 2011-12 Budget released on 9 May, the AFMA budget has been identified at $43.3 million.
Since mid 2010, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority has undertaken a fisheries officer development program with East Timor.
On 8 April, representatives of AFMA joined representatives of the National Archives of Australia (NAA) for the official handover of AFMA’s Records Authority and to mark the completion of three stages of Designing and Implementing a Record Keeping System (DIRKS).
Glenn Hurry has been appointed as the Managing Director of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) and will commence on 2 July.
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